About Us


About Us

Our Mission

We bring business leaders around the Pacific Northwest and beyond into a partnership that supports non-profit organization through fundraising or awareness events. NuHope Street’s primary mission is to help children, locally and abroad, obtain the resources they need to survive and thrive – whether that means fundraising to assist in providing for their basic needs (food, shelter, clothes, etc.), for educational resources, or for medial and therapy treatments.

Our Vision

We utilize our board members’ leadership skills and resources to develop and execute fundraising events and awareness campaigns for non-profit organizations. Traditional non-profit partners are smaller organizations with boots on the ground, able to provide measurable goals with the monies they receive from NuHope Street. It’s our vision to provide a gateway for local business leaders to engage their brands, employees and industry partners in our fundraising efforts to benefit the most vulnerable people in our society.


Meet the Board Members for NuHope Street

Our board members have shown dedication and leadership with their companies, industries and communities. We’ve been brought together to maximize our professional skills to provide true impact for children and families in need around our communities and the world.

Kelly Cudworth

President | NuLeaf Office Solutions

Kelly Cudworth is the President of NuLeaf Office Solutions, an innovative office supply and technology solutions company based in Seattle. He has served as President of Seattle Executives Association, on the board of Junior Achievement of WA, and as a chairperson for the Junior Achievement Young Professionals Committee. He was also a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award in 2015. He is an avid cyclist, a father of two, one of whom is adopted from Congo. He and his wife Missy dreamed up NuHope Street and Spoked to Ride in order to combine their passion for family fun, cycling and giving back to a country that has given them so much – a complete family.

Neil Obrien

Owner | Puget Sound Beverage Company

Neil O’Brien is the owner of Puget Sound Beverage Service, an Office Coffee Service Provider dedicated to providing innovating brewing technology and equipment combined with the highest quality products from the Northwest’s finest coffee roasters.  Neil is passionate about the relationship building aspect of owning and growing a small business.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Seattle Executives Association as well as the Junior Achievements of Washington Young Professionals Committee.  He is an outdoor enthusiast and can be found running trails all over Washington’s forests when he and his wife Jenni aren’t too busy running after their two boys.

Jeff Carl

President | The Wide Format Company

Jeff Carl is the President of The Wide Format Company, an equipment service company primarily focused on plan printers for the architectural, engineering and construction markets. The 30 year old local company also has a graphic design and production department in Bellevue Washington producing a wide variety of large scale color graphics.  Jeff is passionate about giving back to the community and especially with non-profits helping children. He has supported Kindering, Kiwanis Camp Casey and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America over the last 8 years.  He is excited about the positive impacts NuHope Street is going to have on the local and global communities.

Melissa Cudworth

President | Cudworth Copywriting

Missy Cudworth has been writing standout copy for over 20 years. She rips apart mundane and boring copy, only to piece it back together with flair and personality. Missy is thrilled to take part in NuHope Street’s story, sharing its vision to combine philanthropy and fun, enticing business leaders and community members to get involved in a greater good.

Macky McNish

Macky McNish

Partner/Owner | Middle Fork Roasters

Middle Fork Roasters is owned, run, and operated by a close-knit group of friends and family dedicated to giving back. Their business focus is to facilitate and foster relationships that create positive impact right here in our own PNW backyard.  Macky understands impacting people can only take place from up close and finds value in empowering others feel good about themselves. He believes life is ultimately about overcoming and becoming. Charities Macky has been passionately involved in are Camp Leo Diabetic Camp for Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics, and many others.

Kimberly Cook

OWNER | Anchor Healthcare Staffing

Kimberly Cook is the owner of Anchor Healthcare Staffing, an employment agency dedicated to the Pacific Northwest medical community. Kimberly is passionate about creating local connections and has been recruiting experienced healthcare professionals for over 15 years. She is also committed to helping her community through volunteering and is particularly passionate about healthcare, education, and children. She has delivered meals for the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Chicken Soup Brigade program, and supports charities such as the American Heart Association, Mary’s Place, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Wes Buckwalter

CEO | SeaMonster Studios

Wes is the founder and CEO of SeaMonster Studios. He’s spent 10 years building a business with equal focus on service, performance, and a data-driven design strategy. Wes captains a ship full of creative designers, strategists, developers and solution makers. He’s at his best helping businesses of all sizes improve their brand presence with online and offline strategies, focused around authentic design. He’s participated in a myriad of ways with organizations like Pratt Fine Arts, Safe Kids, The Coffee Quality Institute, Coffee Kids, Fair Shot Oregon, Defending Childhood, Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth and Diverse Families.

Jared Stewart

Accountant / Estate Planning Attorney | Jared T. Stewart, Attorney at Law, P.S.

Professionally, Jared provides quality, personalized financial and legal guidance to local individuals and businesses as both an attorney and certified public accountant. His firms, Jared T. Stewart, Attorney at Law, P.S. and Gattis, Stewart, & Associates, P.S., offer a wide range of services to individual and business clients. Being a professional in two fields, he is able to offer clients comprehensive, personalized services at cost-effective rates. He views every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believes that his continued success is a result of his clients’ success.

Kelly Madigan

Owner | Madigan Law, PLLC

Kelly M. Madigan is a licensed attorney and private investigator in the State of Washington. Kelly started her legal career working for a civil litigation firm in Seattle, specializing in business, construction and personal injury litigation. Kelly then went on to become in-house litigation counsel for a Fortune 100 Company in Seattle. In 2014, Kelly started Madigan Law Office, PLLC who specializes in business and personal injury law. That same year, Kelly joined her family business, Madigan Security Consulting & Investigations, Inc., as Vice President of Investigations. Madigan Security is a Northwest leader in business to business security consulting, legal investigations, and background checks.

Adam Broetje

CEO | Odd Dogg Media

Adam Broetje is the CEO of Odd Dog Media, a Digital Marketing Agency in Seattle that specializes in Local and Multi-location businesses.  With a Marketing & Entrepreneurial degree from the University of Colorado, Adam worked for two successful tech startup companies while gaining experience in digital marketing, business development, online payments & digital security.  He then helped to build a worldwide network for Commercial Divers in cDiver.net, which was the spark that started Odd Dog Media. Adam and his wife Kim are avid skiers and take their dog out hiking & backpacking as often as possible in the summers

Matt Fairbanks

CIO | VECA Electric & Technologies

Matt Fairbanks is the CIO at VECA Electric, which is one of the largest electrical contractors in the state of Washington. He’s been there for over 10  years. He is actively involved in the community through his church and the Boy Scouts. He is an Eagle Scout himself, having earned that high honor by building a new park entrance for the City of Newcastle. He attended BYU and Utah State, and during his time there was involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentoring grade-school kids. He also worked closely with troubled teens who were living away from home, helping them get their lives back on track. He’s been a soccer and football coach for his kids, and he loved his time as a Special Olympics coach cheering on the athletes as they competed.

Ryan Propes

Territory Sales Manager | Lexmark International

Ryan Propes is an avid outdoorsman with a great love for the mountains. When Ryan isn’t playing in the woods you can find him working as a sales leader across the country. In this role he has had success growing bottom line revenue for customers of all sizes. Through innovative practices and a strong work life balance Ryan is able to achieve great synergies between his work and personal endeavors. Ryan’s is excited to combine his business skills, love for the outdoors and compassion for helping those in need at NuHope Street.

Sarah Monson

Nursing Administration | Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Sarah has been passionate for philanthropic services since the young age of 8, working with Girl Scouts of Western Washington, which sparked further involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association, Sigma Kappa Foundation and Maine Sea Coast Mission through Sigma Kappa Sorority. Currently serving as the Alumnae District Director, District 7 for Sigma Kappa, Seattle Alumnae Chapter President and Advisor for Mu, UW and Kappa Xi, UN Reno collegiate chapters. She has an background in conflict resolution and risk management while working for an international law firm in Phoenix, AZ before settling on her current role in nursing administration at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, WA.

Brian Lounsberry

Principal Software Engineering Manager | Microsoft Corporation

Brian is a Principal Software Engineering Manager for Microsoft in the Cloud and Enterprise Security division. Over the last 15 years, he has led teams across Microsoft Windows, Bing, OneDrive, Dynamics, and Azure. He is a manager and leader, who has helped build, shape, and grow individuals and organizations to achieve more. He is a member of his local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a supporter of several youth and charitable organizations, including Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Harvest, and Save the Children—traveling to the local chapter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2016. He also enjoys friends, family, and spending Saturdays tailgating at the University of Washington Husky games.

Michael Hughes

Owner | Dark Horse Ink

Michael Is owner of Dark Horse Ink, a custom screen print and embroidery company located on Seattle’s eastside. After founding the business in the garage, Dark Horse has grown to a fully automated print shop, specializing in endurance sports textiles and brand development solutions. The t-shirt is America’s billboard! We are passionate about influencing the world into acceptance and tolerance, one wearable statement at a time. Michael is an avid runner, most at home in the Northwest’s infinite trails and mountainous beauty.

James Cross

Partner/Owner | Quality Controls Corp

James is a partner at Quality Controls Corporation (QCC) and leads the marketing and business development efforts. QCC is an engineering and manufacturing firm that designs and builds automation systems to increase efficiencies and improve the effectiveness of water treatment systems, fish hatcheries, mass transportation, manufacturing, and energy production throughout the Western United States. James has been a member of several non-profit leadership and event teams, and has a personal affinity for supporting Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Chron’s and Colitis Foundation.

Travis Phelps

Travis Phelps / Near-term Mobility Manager | Washington State Department of Transportation

Travis followed his childhood obsession with cars and construction equipment to a successful career at the Washington State Department of Transportation. A former communications manager turned transportation planner, Travis and his team spend their days finding ways to keep drivers informed and traffic moving on the Puget Sound’s jam-packed transportation network. Outside of work you can find him building suped-up scooters in the garage, playing his guitar at extremely loud volumes and sharpening his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills.

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    Iron Ridge Investment

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